Eye clinic acquisition and investment offers patients enhanced service

The Prospect Eye Clinic, Altrincham, has been acquired by Optegra, the leading eye care hospital group, which has a state-of–the-art hospital at Didsbury Point, Manchester.

Home to one of the UK’s leading eye specialists, Mr Brendan Moriarty, The Prospect Eye Clinic treats a range of conditions from Age-related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataract and eye floaters. Mr Moriarty also provides Clarivu™ – the clear alternative to laser eye surgery for the over 50’s which can correct both long and short-sightedness and prevents or eliminates cataracts in one painless, permanent lens replacement procedure. Mr Moriarty has had Clarivu himself, so knows through first-hand experience the benefits of the new lens which gives clear sight and the additional focusing power previously provided by glasses or contact lenses.

The acquisition by Optegra will allow for further investment into The Prospect Eye Clinic, which will still be headed up by Mr Moriarty.

Brendan comments: “Going into partnership with Optegra is an exciting development for The Prospect Eye Clinic, as we will be able to deliver an even better service to patients.

“Day to day, it will be business as usual. The clinic will remain in Market Street, Altrincham, where consultations and certain procedures will still be carried out. Patients will receive the exceptional level of care they have come to expect of The Prospect Eye Clinic and I will continue to carry out their entire treatment – from routine eye examinations to surgery. However, surgical procedures will now be carried out at Optegra’s newly built, fully equipped specialist eye hospital at Didsbury Point. So my patients really are getting the best of both worlds.”

Optegra will provide further investment into new technology for The Prospect Eye Clinic, which will enable the clinic to provide an even better service for patients.

Gareth Steer, Managing Director of Optegra eye hospital group, said: “As our specialist business continues to grow and succeed, we are pleased to incorporate Mr Moriarty’s clinic into our growing portfolio, and to welcome Mr Moriarty to our esteemed list of top ophthalmic surgeons.

“At Optegra, we are committed to offering excellent patient care in 5 star facilities to deliver the best outcomes – and we know that we share values of integrity, customer focus, innovation and trust which are close to Mr Moriarty’s heart, and so we welcome this acquisition as a strong and strategic partnership.”

New facilities, including SLT and Femtosecond lasers, OCT (ocular coherence tomography), ocular photography and ultrasound facilities will help The Prospect Eye Clinic deliver enhanced management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataract, floaters and surgery to become spectacle independent.

Optegra operates five eye hospitals: Optegra Surrey Eye Hospital (Guildford), Optegra Birmingham Eye Hospital (Aston), Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital (Apperley Bridge and Laser Eye Centre in Leeds City Centre); Optegra Solent Eye Hospital (Whiteley) and Optegra Manchester Eye Hospital, (Didsbury).

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